Three Lochs Forest Drive
Three Lochs Forest Drive
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Fordy40
Shrewsbury, UK474 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Great place to take pictures, walk, bike, run or just drive it. It’s 7 miles in total and your on a gravel path and restricted on speed. Pay to enter and if wild camping you will need to contact the council for a permit to stay in. Plenty of toilets on route and areas to sit and eat. There is a small farm shop at the end of the trail to buy ice cream, so tasty. The views won’t disappoint
Written 22 February 2024
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Abbie
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Your drive should be slow as there are many crazily speeding cars. The places where you stop to view the scenes are litter dump.
Written 18 January 2024
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simon s
Dursley, UK78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A really lovely drive out with some wonderful views, its great the this route has been opened up and allows those that perhaps a little less able to get out and about on a walk to actually enjoy the outdoors. I would offer a couple of suggestions if you are planning on going, avoid going at the weekends, take your time and enjoy the scenery, take a picnic and have some lunch enjoying the views
Written 2 October 2023
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Alex M
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Planned to camp here for two nights 8th-10th September. When we arrived we found a place to camp lochside that wasn't too far from the car which was great. However, we couldnt help but notice the entire site including the car park, around the shore, all through the forest was covered in litter. There were dirty wipes, tissues (obvisouly used for the toilet), food wrappers, bottle caps, broken glass and old fishing wire everywhere. The site was horrible. This was our first time camping in a permit zone in scotland and it felt the rangers had given up protecting the permit zones for campers and were maybe spending there time looking after the zones where people don't normally camp. We wild camp alot around Scotland and we had to leave the following morning because it was that filthy.
Written 11 September 2023
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Kim S
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We went today. It was lovely but avoid it at the weekend when the weather is nice! There was a queue of cars for 45+ minutes to get in, which really tainted the experience.

The reason for the queue was there is only 1 (unmanned) ticket machine which caused huge delays and sadly no doubt loads of unnecessary pollution. Simple solution: they should let you buy tickets online in advance or signs along the entrance to let you pay online as you drive up to the entrance. Poorly thought out and nobody around, a lot of people turned and left as the traffic was moving very slowly. Awful start but a nice finish swimming in the loch. I'd imagine it's perfect during the week when less busy. Some of the toilet blocks were closed also which is a surprise during the busy time.
Written 9 September 2023
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Stephanie H
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
So beautiful. A lovely drive. Lots of pull out, so you can take pictures. We spent an hour and a half driving & stopping and taking in the beauty. You can take a picnic and enjoy the day. Highly recommend. Take water and snacks
Written 21 August 2023
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Gary P
Guildford, UK159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
A stunning drive and great value for £3 going to Forestry. The view of the Lochs are amazing but midges are plentiful in the wetland areas. Take a slow drive and enjoy the views
Written 22 June 2023
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Dee
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
We stayed in 3 different motorhome spots across the week (with a night at Cashel on Loch Lomond to empty/fill/shower & climb Ben Lomond mid trup). First night at permit spot M at the exit gate. A 10 min walk from the camping loos & washing up area, and 25 mins walk from Achray Farm ice-cream (which is a MUST!). Also, Ben A'an is easy reaching distance from permit spot M to walk.
Then 2 nights at permit spot F, for my money the best location in the forest. I set an alarm to book it as you can only book 4 weeks in advance. The couple arriving to take the spot from us had done the same, apparently having been to the forest before & also worked this out as the best spot. From here, the sun is facing you the whole day, you can easily see the kids playing in Loch Drunkie & it's a 20-min walk/10 min bike ride with kids to the toilets.
After our night out, we had last 3 nights at permit spot L. We couldn't get into our intended location (near the fishing permit sign/closer to the loos) as there are 2 for L, so we were in the lay-by just past the cattle grid couldn't see the Loch (Achray) & so had to take chairs down & set up to keep an eye on them. Midges were also worst here of the 3 locations.
Rangers were all great, really helpful, kind & friendly. All v easy-going.
Only had permits checked once in the whole stay, on the sunny Friday evening before we were leaving.
We biked, paddleboarded, climbed a few hills (Ben A'an, Ben Lomond, Ben Ledi).
The 8 year old grand daughter thoroughly enjoyed herself, as did our mini labradoodle.
Had incredible weather, having spent a small fortune on waterproof clothing & waterproofing existing gear, we didn't need a coat the entire week!
Get Smidge spray & take antihistamines daily first thing as the midges are out. Cover up with long arm tops & leggings!
What a superb set up, the forest is stunning, it was so quiet, peaceful & complete bliss (apart from the midges!)
Written 4 June 2023
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Hotelspy
Manchester, UK435 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
After we finally found £3 in change to pay (couldn’t work out how to pay via card) things were fine, there are lots of places to stop and enjoy the view, we’d also taken a picnic, there are some toilet roughly half way around which was handy. These are unmade roads so take your time.
Written 21 April 2023
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Cheryl S
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
The views were amazing so many photo opportunities as you drove round, plenty of places to stop and park up with great walks.Well worth the trip.
Written 20 April 2023
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